Viewing: New York

Diamond Mills Hotel, Saugerties NY

Resurrecting the spirit of the paper mill that used to command this dogleg turn on Partition St. (before it burned down in the mid- 70’s), then dusting it with understated glitz, the 30-room Diamond Mills Hotel  has become a go-to for weddings and special events for both locals and NYC Brides and Grooms. The hotel, […] Read more

Saugerties NY: Up-cycled For your Visiting Pleasure

WHY GO: Budget Travel Magazine once deemed Saugerties one of the Ten Coolest Towns in America, but I’ll also add that it’s one of the most down-to-earth, friendly and community minded, with not just one, but two independent bookstores. (As well as an indie movie theater and a slew of owner-run shops). So, it’s no big surprise that […] Read more

The Bernic Hotel NY NY: A Tapestry Collection by Hilton Boutique Steps from Grand Central Station

Certain hotels understand how to make customers happy right off the bat. Give ‘em booze! The Bernic Hotel, a Tapestry Collection by Hilton hotel in New York City, offers a stem of Prosecco upon arrival – putting guests in a celebratory mood almost immediately. It’s just one way that this smallish boutique stands out amid a slew […] Read more

Hotel 48LEX, NY NY: On the Forefront of Lifestyle Boutique

One of the first  “lifestyle” boutique hotels to open in this mid-town Manhattan locale in 2011, just a few blocks from Grand Central Station, the Hotel 48LEX was touted as a design-forward, customer-oriented establishment on the cusp of a growing demand for this kind of lodging. After 8 years and newly refreshed rooms, Hotel 48Lex hasn’t […] Read more

Buffalo NY Finally Gets it Wright

WHY GO: Once the terminus of the Erie Canal, Buffalo NY had more millionaires than any other city at the turn of last century. Two US Presidents, Millard Fillmore and Grover Cleveland, spent time here. And one, William McKinley, was assassinated here. Frederick Law Olmsted designed parks and roadways, industry flourished. The “Amazon.com” of its day […] Read more

35 Surprisingly Romantic Escapes in New York State

The State of New York is full of towns and destinations you wouldn’t ordinarily think of as “Romantic.” But combing through the following 35 ideas just might open your eyes to new places to explore together. From snug B&B’s to urban hotels, revitalized cities, and quiet lakeside resorts, you’ll find something just perfect for the […] Read more

Corning NY: Glass and Western Art, plus a Great Feminist Bookstore

WHY GO: When Thomas Edison required a “glass envelope” for his electric light, he asked the geniuses at Corning Glass to engineer something that would withstand the high temperature of the fragile filaments. The scientists came up with the design we still use today – the light bulb. Established in 1851, Corning Glass Works moved […] Read more

Seneca Lake: Intro to Some of the Best Finger Lakes Wines and Attractions

WHY GO: Why Finger Lakes? For the increasingly serious vintages emerging from region – so fine and drinkable, the best Wine-Spectator-acclaimed restaurants in New York City are taking note. Why Seneca Lake? For the reasons outlined below. Seneca Lake is one of the largest of the eleven Finger Lakes, and at 625 feet, the deepest. […] Read more

Schoharie County: Haunting Getaway In Rural Central New York

  WHY GO: While some tourist destinations go all out at Halloween to add creepy decor to attractions, historic New York is the real deal. There are so many ghostly getaways in the Empire State, that the folks behind I Love New York put together a Haunted History Trail of New York State resource listing over […] Read more

Syracuse NY: Revitalized Former Erie Canal Town

WHY GO: Due to its “port” status, Syracuse NY has always been sophisticated and open to the outside world despite its remote Central NY location. The Erie Canal once coursed right through downtown – old photographs convey a Venice-like panorama – but was paved over in the 1920’s. Syracuse has been going through a renaissance […] Read more

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